Road testing a health and safety worker engagement tool-kit in the construction industry

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Abstract

Worker engagement in health and safety (H & S) is a means to reduce risks in construction projects. A measure for worker engagement in H & S is a first step in ensuring improvement and maintenance of worker engagement in the construction industry. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of worker engagement in construction by testing a management instrument (WISH) developed to measure it during a construction project. A stratified sample of workers in a construction project organisation was studied to test the effectiveness of a site-wide engagement programme (IIF) run by the main contractor. The measurement was repeated 13 months after the first phase to check engagement at that stage of the project and to reduce bias in scoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-632
Number of pages21
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • construction industry

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